China’s Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties between the world's navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims in the South China Sea.Xi's remarks came in an address to foreign naval officers attending a fleet review marking the 70th ...
Beijing’s human rights abuses are only getting worse
The U.S. State Department’s recently released Human Rights Report for 2018 is its yearly attempt to hold other governments accountable, while saying nothing about controversial American government actions during the year. The aim is to enhance generally the basic human rights listed in the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and end international abuses, ...
China downplays political impact of global development push
China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that a conference to promote the initiative to be held next week in Beijing would draw leaders ...
Woman recounts 10 years of torture in prison, including hundreds of force feedings
Ms. He Lianchun of Mengzi City, Yunnan Province, suffered from a heart problem and severe sciatic nerve pain that made it difficult for her to walk. After she began to practice Falun Gong in June 1996, she recovered from her ailments. Three years later, however, the Chinese communist regime initiated a ...
Chinese dissidents remember liberal reformer Hu Yaobang
Observers say that while Chinese Communist Party continues to honor Hu as a patriot, many of his reform initiatives, such as two-term limit for president, have been overturned
Chinese president receives first African honorary doctorate
Xi Jinping accepts honorary doctorate from University of Johannesburg, his first such honor outside China
Analysts: Potential trade deal tough challenge for China’s Communist Party leaders
China may prefer to retain Communist Party influence more than signing a deal and enhancing relations with the US
UCANews.com: China’s genocide unlike any other
UCANews.com, a Catholic news source serving the Asian region, carried a commentary article titled “China's genocide unlike any other” by Benedict Rogers on April 4, 2019. Benedict Rodgers is deputy chair of the U.K.’s Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, East Asia team leader at human rights organization CSW, and an adviser ...
China’s spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West
Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe's cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter Beijing's mounting economic and political influence on the continent. EU member Croatia is hosting a summit Thursday between China and 16 ...
China, EU hail breakthrough investment agreement
Announcement at this week's annual summit of EU and China leaders comes amid uncertainty over trade negotiations between US and China and threats by President Donald Trump of more tariffs against European Union
A firm and resolute Chinese hero
The award-winning documentary film “Letter from Masanjia” tells the true story of the extraordinary courage and hope of a man named Sun Yi, despite the unimaginable horrors he endured as a prisoner of conscience in a forced labor camp. The film, by Vancouver-based director Leon Lee, also exposes the human suffering ...
Support grows for suspended Tsinghua law professor in China
Xu Zhangrun is one of nearly 40 academics in China silenced in recent weeks and months
Hong Kong moves forward with controversial China extradition deal
Opponents, including politicians and business groups, say new bill allowing extradition on a ‘case by case’ basis will damage city’s reputation, rule of law
A woman recalls 3 years of torture and abuse in Chengdu women’s prison
Ms. Guan Xuelin, 53, is from Leshan City, Sichuan Province. She was arrested on September 20, 2014, after being reported by an elderly man after she had talked to him about Falun Dafa. Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a mind-body cultivation practice that has been persecuted by the ...
China tech workers protest long work hours in online campaign
Anti-996 campaign takes aim at 72-hour work Week, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., 6 days a week
Trump administration: NATO’s biggest challenge is China
The greatest challenge for the U.S. and European allies is the aggression of the People's Republic of China, declared Vice President Mike Pence on the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). "Determining how to meet the challenge of Chinese 5G technology, meet the challenge of the easy money ...
China’s jets that crossed into Taiwan airspace: Not a first; maybe not the last
A pair of Chinese J-11 fighter jets set off anger in Taipei after flying for about 10 minutes on Taiwan’s side of a median line
China formally arrests Xinjiang ex-governor in bribery case
The former governor of the restive Xinjiang region has been formally arrested on accusations of taking bribes following a monthslong investigation, the government said Wednesday, showing no letup in President Xi Jinping's drive to bring the bureaucracy to heel.Nur Bekri, who most recently headed the National Energy Administration planning agency, ...
Firefighters contain fire in China’s mountains where 30 died
Firefighters have contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues.State media say open flames had been extinguished and only a few areas continued to emit smoke as of Tuesday with no further threat of the fire spreading.The ...
China to regulate all fentanyl drugs as controlled substance
China said Monday it would begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change U.S. officials had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China. The sweeping change in the way China regulates drugs that mimic fentanyl takes effect May ...